Everyone Poops
by Taro Gomi


Taro Gomi's Everyone Poops

Children's book review by Steve Barancik

Ages 0-4


A Picture Book for Potty Training Time

Taro Gomi assures us that all creatures poop. He tells us and he shows us.

(Not that you want to see. But your kid does.)

Creatures whose poop you'll see in this picture book (alongside the creature):

  • Elephants
  • Mice
  • Camels
  • Fish
  • Birds
  • Hippos
  • Deer
  • Kangaroos

But more importantly

  • Babies
  • Children
  • Adults

facing pages cropped, title superimposed, from Everyone Poops

Think about it: we can attempt potty training our child without ever showing them another person doing it! Would we teach them to cross the street without demonstrating? Of course not. Therein lies the value of this simple picture book aimed at the younger set.

Look, kid. It's in the book. You can't keep using that diaper.

Cute illustrations (not too graphic, but graphic enough), including a two page spread showing a grown-up, a big kid, a little kid, and a baby "doing it." Since kids don't like to be thought of as babies, that's plenty of potty training motivation right there.

Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi. Now can we stop talking about this???

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